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Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

) #75 of 201 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona €€ - €€€ Mexican, ,
75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
+1 808-326-2171
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
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Reviewed 6 days ago

REALLY REALLY enjoyed this stop, the place is 'tacky and old/tired' but hey the balcony viewing is enjoyable and the salsa was mega mega fresh - we loved it. I couldn't believe the size of the marguerites they are massive -one is more than enough...More

Thank Sonjabs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

During a drive around in Hawaii, we stopped for lunch in Kona at Pancho & Lefty's. This restaurant is in a great location but has seen better days. Tired decor, okay food but sticky & tacky tables. We could have done better.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of room, good food great place for a family lunch while in kona... poncho lefties is a must do for family every time we come to Kona, right by shopping and great margaritas.

Thank ksmyers26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pancho & Lefty's is known for it's (relatively) authentic Mexican food right in Kailua Kona. Good food, good service.

Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in downtown Kona is a great Mexican restaurant upstairs overlooking the King's Palace. The food was a Mexican flair to breakfast. The staff very friendly. We plan to go next Sunday with our family.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a group of students. One finds an earwig-like insect in her refried beans. Waitress- "oh s**t, that's not supposed to be there". Plate is removed and returned with insect-free beans. Bill arrives with no adjustment and three margaritas on the bill, no margaritas ordered...More

Thank Brad J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on my recent experience, I want to suggest those considering eating at Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina to take their business elsewhere. Due entirely to his carelessness, a server burned the back of my neck with a hot plate of food. This very painful burn,...More

Thank CG V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While I have known they are a good place for Mexican Food at dinner, it turns out they are good for breakfast. Probably the best Chicken Fried Steak I have had in a long time and made on site, not prepackaged. Omelettes are good and...More

Thank Keaka_Pono
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim after a long day of hiking. The location was perfect and the Our Style Burrito was amazing!! I love funny ads- and they had plenty of those! Great food-we all left full with food to spare!

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Mexican flavors with a decent variety. Fish tacos were good but a ltitle bland. Added salsa and that helped out. Service was friendly but a little slow. Would be concerned at rush hour. But they may staff up for that.

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Ken S
Do you have a special on Tuesday's ?
30 March 2016|
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Response from Will F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I don't think so this is a restaurant on the beach front, they don't really need to have specials as new customers are always arriving. If your looking for a deal, then check out the L & L drive in. Good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5719 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-326-2171
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